The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is planning the third and final stage of the M1 North upgrade program which will widen both north and south bound lanes of the motorway, as well as improve access to public and active transport.
The project considers the needs of all road users and will better connect communities between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, improving access to important services and employment across the region.
Key features include:
- widening around 10 kilometres of the M1 from 6 to 8 lanes to 8 to 10 lanes, including Smart Motorways technologies, which proactively manage traffic to lessen its impact on the overall network
- extending the South East
Busway from Springwood station to Mandew Street, building 3 new bus
stations and 2 new park 'n' rides
- extending the Veloway (V1)
by around 9 kilometres and improving local active transport
- major upgrades to Paradise
Road, Mandew Street, Grandis Street, and Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road
- consolidated M1 exit/entry ramps.
Work on the business case for the DH2LM upgrade is underway and expected to be completed in mid-2023. The business case phase of the project lifecycle includes building on all earlier planning, defining the project scope and investigating engineering options.
Construction on the upgrade is dependent on approval of the business case, additional funding, detailed design and the completion of the Pacific Motorway, Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill (EMP2DH) upgrade. There are currently no fixed timeframes for delivering the project.
TMR sought feedback from the community which will inform planning of the upgrade.
Consultation closed on 27 November 2022.